By Sue CorbettCaroline LeavittThailan PhamDANIELLE TRUSSONI and Vicki Sheff-Cahan
Updated September 15, 2008 12:00 PM

by Annie Proulx


Proulx’s third collection of Wyoming stories mixes her gimlet-eyed worldview with compassion for those attempting survival in terrain indifferent to human struggle. Even the West’s vegetation is lethal, and women are treated “with little more regard than the beef they help produce.” But all is not grim: Deliciously macabre stories starring Satan lighten the mood. A must for fans.